Description

Build for a friend, they didn't really have a finite budget, so I just went for a nice $1200 budget. Although some parts could have been replaced with cheaper or higher performance per dollar parts, I just wanted to make sure the colors all matched as said friend is an artist so I'd prefer to not give her a computer without dat a e s t h e t i c .

Part Reviews

CPU

Affordable Ryzen Quad-core, easily overclocked to 3.9 Ghz on stock cooler. (Waiting for the AM4 bracket to arrive for my other cooler)

Storage

Fast (but likely not furious)

Storage

Good price for quality 2 TB HDD.

Case

Great looking case, but did not include front panel i/o connector which would've made plugging in the individual cables easier.

Power Supply

Great modular, 80+ gold power supply, especially considering the price i obtained it for.

Operating System

It's Windows, woot, yay.

Case Fan

Silent, cool, stylish. The cables are sleeved, which is nice, but are a bit short.

Monitor

Great monitor for the price, 1080p IPS display looks great. But the monitor's stand could use some work, and the buttons feel cheap.

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 5 points

Check your ram sticks, make sure you set it up as dual channel

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I saw they were single channel, and figured it was a problem with where they were put it, but the stock cooler makes it kinda a tight fit so I'm waiting for Cryorig to send me my AM4 bracket and I'll fix the ram when I put in the C7. Thanks for reminding me!

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Great looking case, but did not include front panel i/o connector which would've made plugging in the individual cables easier.

What do you mean? It had the front panel I/O cable, right? So what were you missing?

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

I meant how some cases have a little thing that you can plug all the io cables into then plus that into the motherboard, which makes it way easier to do.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I have never seen any of those. Interesting. Do you know a case that has such a connector?

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

The NZXT S340 Elite has one, and that was the case I used for my first build. Other NZXT cases likely have them as wel.l

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

These usually come with motherboards. ASUS calls it the Q-connector, MSI has something similar, Gigabyte and the rest likely do as well

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, there you go, I just couldn't remember whether it came with the case or the motherboard but it's definitely the q connector I'm remembering.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, thanks! I will check it out. It's nice to learn something new. :)

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Suddenly the ssd becomes furious and drives away

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

3fast5me

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you have an issue with your RAM? I have the Ryzen 5 1600X with the same MOBO & the same RAM. Only problem is, only 8 gig of the 16 gigs is recognizable. I initially thought it could be a comparability issue, but your build proves that is incorrect.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I did not, have you tried spacing them out, I put them in the wrong way in the pictures, they have to be spaced out.

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build! Do those RAM sticks have LEDs, or is that only with the RGB model?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Ah, sadly these DIMMS don't. But I think the white accents still match the build pretty well. Only the RGB ones have LEDs.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

Hi! I am planning to build in the same case with the same motherboard. Can you please upload a picture while the pc is running with the side panel on? I am curious if the motherboard's rgb is visible through the tinted window. I am planning to set it to white if I get it. Thanks! :)

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

It's visible but dark. I had it one blue and it shines through well enough. It doesn't much of an effect though if it's only the motherboard that had rgb.

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

The only thing i'd change is the windows 10. I rather Linux Ubuntu not only because it's free, but because they don't build a profile, and linux is rather safer, as it is an open source code, not many viruses/trojans are present.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, I'd agree on some points, but my client is like pretty old so I'm not sure I want to have to explain a new OS to her; she requested Windows so I complied.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah, yeah that would suck having to explain a new OS as complicated as they already are.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, so basic windows 10 is fine for her.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

What did you end up getting the overclock to with your cooler installed.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't want to push it too far, as my client likely wouldn't be able to troubleshoot any oc problems, so I just got it to a stable 3.9 ghz.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

You spent way too much money for only a 1050 Ti and a Ryzen 1300x. For that much you could have gotten much better. 1000 dollars for an entry level PC is awful.

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man, I appreciate the positive feedback! ;)

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I do understand your point, and your completely right, but I merely built it to what she asked for, she picked the monitor as it was the cheapest 1080p monitor out there and fit her needs. Also, a lot of the budget as I mentioned in the description was put to aesthetics.

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  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it more of a "my friend is kinda a beginner when it comes to this and wasn't comfortable with too much overclocking and was willing to pay the extra just to get that out of the box higher baseclock" situation. But thanks!